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Published on: 13 Mar 2018 by parthivb
Your hair is one of the first things people notice
about you. Therefore, you try your best to keep it in a perfect condition. You
trim and paint it regularly, but you also rely on all kinds of styling
treatments. Basically, you would choose anything that can give it some extra
shine and smoothness. However, many of these treatments are based on nothing
but myths. You don't know where they come from. You don't even know whether
they're true or false. Instead, you just take them for granted. So, how about
making the difference between fact and fiction?
Natural Drying Is Healthier That
According to some studies, this is actually true.
Using a hairdryer will slowly degrade the surface of your hair. However, natural
drying can be harmful as well if done incorrectly. If you rub your hair too
vigorously, chances are you will damage it due to the intensive friction.
Furthermore, if exposed to humidity for a long period of time (the time needed
to dry naturally), hair swells and puts tension on the healthy protein that's
supposed to protect it. So, what should you do then? Easy! Use the hairdryer to
partially dry hair, then let it dry completely by itself.
Dandruff Implies a Dry Scalp
Wrong! It's actually the opposite! Dandruff is
usually caused by a bacteria that grows in a wet environment. If you're worried
that washing your hair everyday will cause dandruff by excessive drying of the
scalp, you're wrong. Instead of relying on random myths, it pays off to ask a pharmacist
for professional advice.
Trimming Hair Every 6 Weeks Boosts
Everyone would like that. The only problem is...
It's false. Hair growth occurs on the scalp, not by the ends. Therefore, you
can trim your hair everyday or once a year. It won't affect its growth. The
reason behind this myth is simple – trimming hair regularly prevents split
ends. This is a common problem in women, especially when they want longer hair.
Ideally, you should trim it every 3 months.
Stress Causes Grey Hair
The rhythm of losing hair pigments is genetically
predetermined. The aging process has a serious contribution too. There is,
however, a little truth in this myth. Stress can cause hair loss, so when it
grows back, it loses melanin. In other words, it grows white.
Rinsing Hair with Cold Water Seals
Stylists often rinse hair with cold water, claiming
that such a procedure will seal cuticles and hair will reflect light better.
The problem is that hair doesn't have any living cells. As a direct consequence,
it doesn't react to cold or hot water. If you want shiny hair, invest in a
quality balm instead.
The More You Brush It...
The healthier it will become. Sure, brushing your
hair helps distributing natural oils, but sebum is not necessarily beneficial.
In fact, doing it excessively can weaken and even break hair. Make sure you
brush your hair when you have to, not because you think it's healthy. Do it in
a delicate way too.
Alternating Shampoos for More
Different shampoos have different effects. Some of
them have protein for extra volume. Others are based on special oils to hydrate
dry hair. Everything is relative. Choosing the shampoo must depend on the state
of your hair, as well as the desired effects. If it's freshly painted, opt for
a product that hydrates.
In conclusion, not everything you hear is true.
Learn to do your homework, especially as some myths can actually be harmful for
hair. There might be a bit of truth in most myths out there, but facts always